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A big year ahead for a more prosperous, open Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — Economy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region remains upbeat as it has recorded double-digit GDP growth for 26 consecutive years. High-tech and digital industries, together with agriculture, tourism and culture, green industries and modern services, have become major industries, which contribute to high-quality growth in …

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Tibet to strengthen railway construction in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to strengthen railway construction in 2019, according to the ongoing second session of the 11th People’s Congress of the region. The region will continue to enhance planning and construction on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and improve related services. It …

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Tibet has 537 bilingual judges and backups

LHASA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The number of judges and their backups that can speak Chinese and Tibetan has reached 537 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the regional Higher People’s Court. Legal awareness is rising among local farmers and herdsmen, so legal cases in Tibet’s remote areas …

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Tibet vows to fight against separatism

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has taken a “clear-cut” stance against the Dalai Lama clique and resolutely safeguarded national security and core interests, a regional government official said Thursday. “Tibet has firmly curbed and cracked down on secession, infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces at …

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Tibet aims to eliminate absolute poverty in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has vowed to lift 150,000 people out of poverty and eradicate absolute poverty this year. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and a key year for the country to achieve its goal …

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Lhasa leads poverty reduction in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — China’s plateau city Lhasa announced on Monday that the last remaining 44,000 people were taken off the poverty list last year, signaling a victory in the campaign against destitution. A total of 44,439 people lived below the poverty line, defined as per capita annual income …

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East China city holds Tibet’s yak culture exhibition

NANJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — An exhibition featuring yak culture opened Wednesday in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, highlighting the lifestyle of the Tibetan people and history of yaks. Exihibits include more than 320 yak-related items, such as yak fossils dating back 45,000 years, yak specimens, tents, daily …

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Tibet establishes its first entrepreneurship incubation base

LHASA, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) — The first entrepreneurship incubation base in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region was established on Tuesday. Jointly set up by the regional human resources and social security department and the branch of China Mobile Communication Group Co. Ltd. in Lhasa, capital of the region, the incubation …

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Tibet’s first technical college under construction

LHASA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — Construction on the first technical college in Tibet Autonomous Region started in Lhasa, the region’s capital, on Tuesday, according to the regional human resources and social security department. With an investment of 1 billion yuan (about 145 million U.S. dollars), the college is expected to …

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East China city holds Tibet’s yak culture exhibition

NANJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — An exhibition featuring yak culture opened Wednesday in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, highlighting the lifestyle of the Tibetan people and history of yaks. Exihibits include more than 320 yak-related items, such as yak fossils dating back 45,000 years, yak specimens, tents, daily …

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